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CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am EST
the defense appropriation bill at the end of last year, just before they let us go over the fiscal cliff, republicans added $20 billion more than what the president asked for for the defense appropriation bill. this is the 20% there are going to have to cut during sequestration. now the defense department, if you keep the continuing resolution versus making a budget, they will get $680 billion this year. $20 billion more than what they ask for. yet they cannot pass a sandy bill. america, wake up. republicans that are in charge, and i guess you ququality party, they're just out to take our money. the poor and disenfranchised, they just laugh and say get a job, and they will not give you a job. host: on twitter -- in michigan on the independent line is terry. caller: good morning and thank you for taking my call and for having a program. i just want to say that i do think, from the perspective of spending, there has been a lot of conversation on the bell avenue side and the president did not get what he wanted -- on the revenue side. but we never hear him talk at all about spending a
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 4:25pm EST
to find the middle ground. we have to caught the size of the defense budget that is bigger than the next 11 or 12 nations combined. there is compromise, there is a middle ground and certainly there is a path forward on all of these issues. >> if the deficit can only be resolved in increasing taxes and cutting expenses. what expenses would you cut? >> i don't believe we should cut across the board. we should cut strategically. s there -- there is fat, no question about it. i would start there. there is no question that this defense budget is bloated. i'm speaking -- i can tell you the mayors of the country want to see less spending on defense and more spending on bridges and roads and highways and schools. investments that will bear dwiveds down the line. i also said -- i'm a democrat and this does not fly with some democrats but you have to look at some entitlements. you can be for entilettlement reform and not want to turn health care into vouchers. i can tell you mayors have gotten the support of pension reform. there's a number of things we can do that don't decimate the safety n
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
lot of terrific defense. the solving of this problem -- let me see if i can get this clear for you. this is peter, right? what i was pointing out is that in california we have a responsibility to make sure that every weapon is transferred. i was a firearms license dealer for 25 years so i know what i am talking about. the result of that is -- you brought up the gun show loophole, which is important. people in other states can go and buy weapons in virginia, but it in the back of their car and take it across to pennsylvania. i was watching c-span earlier this morning. the mayor of philadelphia said they have guns were the criminals are renting guns they have bought in virginia. it is very important which has not been addressed, if you are going to register firearms, it has to be across the board. that means for people who are police officers, people who are bureaucrats, people who are elected officials -- anyone. you cannot have a two tiered system where half of the people that are just civilians have to abide by the laws and everybody else does not. one of the most important factor
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
shape our times with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient of values and an adoring ideas. with common efforts in common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry that precious blight. thank you. god bless you. he ever bless the united states of america. [applause] >> the united states marine band. my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty if thee i sing land where my fathers died lad of the pilgrim's pride from every mountain side let freedom ring ♪ let music sweel the beach and ring from all the trees sweet freedom songs let silence break the sound prolonged ♪ our father guide to thee father of liberty to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light protect us by the might great god, our king ♪ >> pwow. our next distinguished guest is the appellate issue will share with us where -- poet who will share with us words he has composed for this location. occasion. >> one today. one sun rose on us today kindles over our shores greeting the facves of the great lakes acrossng a simple truth the greatplain
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
forward you will have our support and our respect. you will have a great secretary of defense in bob gates. you will have a great secretary of veterans affairs in general erik shinseki. [applause] and every single day that i am in the white house, i will try to serve you as well as you are serving the united states of america. as i said earlier today, while the tests we face are new, and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old. those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what's required is for all of us to return to those values, what's required is all of us to embrace a new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. so tonight, we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins. and i look forward to joining you in that effort. together i am confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story. now, i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we hav
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 2:20pm EST
. i have had enough playing defense. enough. we have earned this at the table many times over. now it is our time to take our place at the head of the table. this was a mandate for women's leadership. our lives were under attack. our candidates ran and won across the country. our vote proved decisive in electing the president. now it is our turn to drive the conversation. nobody works harder to turn out women's voters and emily's list. nobody knows more about why they voted the way they did. they stood up not just to preserve the right to make their own health care decisions but to secure equal pay for equal work, it to protect medicare for seniors and to build an economy that works for the middle class. that is exactly what we should expect from washington. i am proud to say we have a president we can count on it. president obama has taken strong stands with women and families on health care, equality, economic security. he appointed two fantastic women to the united states supreme court. he chose his biggest rival to be his biggest partner on the world stage. we are so proud of h
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
out of charity, but because it is the surest route to common good. as for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. our founding fathers faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for the expedience's sake. and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates f
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
problems, you can use, the first line of defense needs to be regulatory and supervisory qualities. not only the fat, but other organizations -- said -- not only the fed, but other organizations. as i was saying earlier, there is a lot of disagreement about what role monetary policy plays in creating asset bubbles. it is not a settled issue. some people think it is an important source, others think it is not. we need to be open-minded about it and pay close attention to what is happening to the extent that we can identify problems. we need to address that. the federal reserve was created in -- about 100 years ago now. 1913 was the law. not to do monetary policy, but to address financial panic. and that is what we did in 2008 and 2009. it is a difficult task. going forward, the fed needs to think about financial stability. we will be working very hard on's -- on financial stability. we will try to strengthen the financial system. if necessary, we will adjust monetary policy. i do not think that is the first line of defense. >> this question comes from twitter. as the declared it was targ
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
economy now more than ever before women are the last line of economic defense for themselves and their children, working to keep a roof over their family's head and food on the table. that is why we need the paycheck fairness act without delay. it is time for the congress to act and give women a fighting chance to receive fair pay for their hard work. it's time to get this legislation to the president's desk. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back her time. the house will be in order. please take conversations outside of the chambers. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize national school choice week, which has grown from 200 organizations and 150 events in 2011, to 500 organizations in more than 3,500 events this year. national school choice week highlights the benefits of school choice and the need to provide meaningful school op
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
very much. >> thank you very much. in defense of me asking you three or four as it were to come up here, i'm delighted that we did this now rather than waiting until the very end because, mr. ryan, i don't even know -- and you don't have to respond to this -- but i don't know what day we have to have it ready. and so i viewed that as committee chairman, speaking with each other, including our republican leadership, that we were trying to do the correct thing and to make sure the administration read us as clear. this is not a poison pill. this would be something that the senate would have to agree to and public comments out of the senate by senate democrats have indicated the willingness to accept it. >> right. that's one of the reasons we are doing it now because we don't want to bring it to brinksmanship. the statement of administration policies, snap, we use acronyms around here, we don't know what the x date is, meaning the date when the borrowing money is run out. it's estimated that that occurs sometime between february 15 and march 15, but we don't know when that is. we don't
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am EST
. in defense of me asking you three or four as it were to come up here, i'm delighted that we did this now rather than waiting until the very end because, mr. ryan, i don't even know -- and you don't have to respond to this -- but i don't know what day we have to have it ready. and so i viewed that as committee chairman, speaking with each other, including our republican leadership, that we were trying to do the correct thing and to make sure the administration read us as clear. this is not a poison pill. this would be something that the senate would have to agree to and public comments out of the senate by senate democrats have indicated the willingness to accept it. >> right. that's one of the reasons we are doing it now because we don't want to bring it to brinksmanship. the statement of administration policies, snap, we use acronyms around here, we don't know what the x date is, meaning the date when the borrowing money is run out. it's estimated that that occurs sometime between february 15 and march 15, but we don't know when that is. we don't want to test it. that's why we'
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
honor to be here tonight. leanl, i rise in defense -- ladies and gentlemen, i rise in defense of the american people. i believe that we are at a tipping point in our history. i really believe that we're at one of those inflexion points where we will decide our future. we will decide who we are as a people. we will decide the america that we leave to our children in a way that hasn't been decided before. this is a generational moment. this time is that important. at its heart, i think the debate comes down to this. will we reclaim the moral and fiscal discipline that created the american dream? will we reclaim the moral and the fiscal discipline that created the world's first and the world's greatest middle class? will we reclaim the moral and fiscal discipline that made us as abraham lincoln described us , the last best hope on earth? that is the essence of our challenge. that is the great and defining argument of our day. in this debate, i'd like to remind all of us of a few critical facts. one of them is that this nation , a nation that is bankrupt, cannot provide for the security
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
grace. charles hagal for defense. john brennan of virginia. there you go. thank you very much everybody. i can get you one. this is a nice one. that is yours. >> c-span's 2013 inaugural coverage continues. we're going to take you to a couple of balls. a couple of sizable balls over at the washington, d.c. convention center. the inaugural ball and commander in chief ball. first we vect to hear from vice president biden. we hope to begin with the vice president's comments coming up shortly which everything running a little bit late because of the parade earlier today. we showed you the very end of the ceremony at the capitol. at least 1 million people were on the national mall for the president's swearing in ceremony. if the figure is accurate it would put the attendance up 55% of the 2009 crowd. >> 8800 marnlers and 60 units, here's a look look. [indiscernible] ladies and gentleman, a pershing -- approachg the presidential reviewing stand, the president of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. the president of the united stat
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
of across-the- board spending cuts, half in defense and half in non-defense. republicans delight it. democrats don't like it. that creates an opportunity. there's also the question of how long do you extend the debt limit. i think it would be incredibly foolish to renamed on the debt of the united states. -- to renig on the debt of united states. but how long we extend the debt limit, that is open to negotiation. and between the two of how long you extend the debt limit and how you deal with the sequestered gives you an opportunity for another attempt at a grand bargain. revenue and spending restraint, especially on mandatory programs to get america back on track. we can do it. we have done much tougher things before. this is an next opportunity to put america in a premium position in the world. if we solve this problem, there's nothing that can stop the united states from continuing to be the most important and dominant country in the world. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. we will open it up to questions. i would like to start with one. we know what the problem is. an
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
dangerous as ever. i have had enough playing defense. enough. we have earned this at the table many times over. now it is our time to take our place at the head of the table. this was a mandate for women's leadership. our lives were under attack. our candidates ran and won across the country. in electing the president. now it is our turn to drive the conversation. [applause] nobody works harder to turn out women's voters and emily's list. nobody knows more about why they voted the way they did. they stood up not just to preserve the right to make their own health care decisions but to secure equal pay for equal work, it to protect medicare for seniors and to build an economy that works for the middle class. that is exactly what we should expect from washington. [applause] i am proud to say that we have a president we can count on. president obama has been taking a strong stand with the women and families on health care, equality, economic security. he appointed two fantastic women to the united states supreme court. [applause] and he chose his biggest rival to be his partner on the
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am EST
supreme court will uphold these provisions. in defense of those who do seem confused about the nature of our second amendment rights, the supreme court has not done a great job of clarifying what is the scope of our second amendment rights. as most of you know, in 2008, the supreme court held that the second amendment protects the right of individuals to have guns for personal protection. two years after that case, it struck down a lot in washington, d.c., that banned handguns and made it unlawful for you to use a shotgun or rifle for self-defense. two years after that the supreme court held the second amendment similarly applied to state and local governments and effectively declared chicago's ban on handguns unconstitutional. advocates make it clear exactly how the courts should go about interpreting the second amendment and applying it to other gun-control laws. it is one thing to identify a right in the constitution, but where the rubber hits the road is figuring out which laws are constitutional and which laws are unconstitutional, so they asked the supreme court to adopt clear stan
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
go through them quickly, provide for the national defense wisely. i think the public knows by now we are spending $100 billion in afghanistan this year. $100 billion. we need to bring it back home. we need to end that war. thankfully, the president has set us off on a course where we will end american offensive action and move to supporting the afghan government in the spring of this year. mr. president, we are thankful you put that policy. let's bring the rest of it home. $100 billion. we need that money here. we need national defense, but we need to be wise how we spend that money. the fifth thing is this, we need to change. we need to be willing to change. thank you for bringing up the first three of those. but this is how we invest in the future, and these are policies that we need to put forward. they are the critical foundation for economic and social growth. mr. tonko: you speak to the innovation and you speak to research and that speaks to the d.n.a. our our nation which has been our pioneer spirit and is paid tribute on this floor when policies such as you just described
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 11:05am EST
problems, the first line of defense needs to be regulatory and supervisory authorities. not only the fed, but other organizations like the occ and fdic have as well. you can address these problems using regulatory and supervisory authorities. there is a lot of disagreement about what role monetary policy plays in creating acid bubbles. it is not a settled issue. there's some people -- asset bubbles. it is not a settled issue. we need to be open-minded about it and pay attention to what is happening. the federal reserve was created about 100 years ago. 1913 was the law. not to do monitor policy, but to address financial panics -- monetary policy, but to address financial panics. it is a difficult task. going forward, the fed needs to think about financial stability and monetary economic stability as being the two key pillars of what the central bank tries to do. we will be using our regulatory, supervisory powers. if necessary, we will address monetary policy as well. i do not think that is the first line of defense. >> this question comes from twitter. since the fed declared it was targe
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
-defense courses. and it's interesting that my teacher once said, you know you think you can stop them, but you can't stop a bullet. i know lots of people who own guns. it's a matter of self-defense. but, you know -- host: as a bar owner, have you seen incidents where the use of alcohol and firearms can be a dangerous -- caller: i have a guy walk into the bar with a gun strapped to his leg. he said you can't wear that in here. he said, i know. i said, you know, take the gun and leave. the thing i was worried about was someone getting drunk and a fight breaking out and somebody grabbing that gun. he said it's my right. i said great, take it. and we called the cops and they showed up. and they said well, was it a big gun? i said yeah, it was a big gun. what did you want me to do? i have had rifles shoved in my face. host: thanks for your time. calling from harrisburg, pennsylvania, psychiatric nurse. give us a little bit of your experience and mental health aspects on the proposals. caller: i think this is a really good discussion. i'm very concerned about the mental health aspect of this who
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
than medicare, medicaid, so security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut down like that saving research so tha
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
the department of defense and all the other agencies within the military that i don't think these senators are aware of what they are asking her to divulge. when you say, why wasn't the video available? some information i classified -- is classified to a certain degree that they can't release it immediately. when we have people on foreign soil, our soldiers and marines, their jobs are limited by the act here in the united states and they know they can't go out there and say, hey, you guys are waving these flags, get away or to shoot them. they can't do that. so, to me, naive attitude that the senators who asked those hard questions were asking -- ludicrous. no way they should have been allowed to give responses immediately or to have firsthand knowledge of what we did or didn't do, because they don't have the clearance to have that information immediately. host: we appreciate your input. representative ros-lehtinen is the former chairman of this house foreign relations committee and she asked about the accountability review board and why secretary of state clinton wasn't questione
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
military, department of defense playing a big role in tomorrow's ceremony. guest: dwight eisenhower took very personally nixon's defeat. he said he knew how the condemned man felt, watching the scaffolding being built. host: people are talking about vice president biden in 2016. is that the measure of a successful presidency? guest: it is, but history argues that the last time that happened -- andrew jackson was able to install martin van buren. arguably, americans were voting for a third reagan term albeit kinder and gentler. host: there is a story that goes with that with nancy reagan. guest: i'm sure there is. one of the problems for the first president bush was, he spent the first four years with the true reaganites looking over his shoulder. it complicated his political life. host: during his acceptance speech in 1988, he talked about a kinder, gentler nation, nancy reagan said, kinder or gentler than what? that is how the story goes. [laughter] a caller from hastings, england. this program is carried live on the bbc program. welcome to the program. caller: the speech that in w
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
defense. consideration of our military strategy, our military spending, how we project american power as we complete a winding down of the war in afghanistan. it is really going to be the end of a post-9/11 period in national security policy, with the policy going for it from there still unsettled. guest: the will still be a focus on the issues of national security, what just happened in algeria, the issue of al qaeda not being as weak a forceful as president obama campaign on. i think republicans will point that out. if we lost american lives again last week. so what are we doing to keep al qaeda at bay? that will be part of the discussion during the confirmation hearings and certainly with mrs. clinton's appearance tomorrow. host: on the issue of foreign policy, what will be president obama's legacy? where will the focus in his second term? guest: looking back over the first term, he did wind down the war in iraq. he's in the process now of winding down the war in afghanistan. more broadly, i think this whole light footprint strategy, heavy use of drones, targeted killings, trying t
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
florida, mr. young, the chairman of the defense subcommittee on appropriations, two minutes. the chair: the gentleman from florida is recognized for two minutes. mr. young: mr. chairman, thank you very much for yielding me the time. the emergency funding provided for the army corps of engineers in this bill and the amendment that you offer is narrowly drawn to help the states hardest hit by hurricane sandy. would the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen, the very capable and effective chairman of the energy and water development subcommittee, yield for a question? mr. frelinghuysen: i yield to you. pleasure. mr. young: despite my earlier comments, i'm concerned that the flood control and coastal emergency funds appropriated by our committee in previous acts are still available for other emergency needs that occurred prior to sandy, and i would appreciate the gentleman's responsible to that. . mr. frelinghuysen: these are funds we believe that are required to respond to emergency needs for the army corps of engineers related to hurricane sandy. by appropriating these funds
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
finally, the department of defense, the largest consumer of energy in the world, needs to redouble its efforts. the pentagon is already moving in the right direction, but it's not just about saving money in the long term. it's providing operational flexibility and reducing velarde nurblet from inefficient and dangerous fossil fuels. those fuel tanker trucks in afghanistan and iraq might as well have had great big bull's eyes on them for terrorists. the military knows this, and we should give maximum support even in a time of gradually reducing pentagon budgets. this will pay dividends for defense and to the family budget if the pentagon gets it right. it's clear that america is ready and equal to this challenge. the president has signaled his interests in leadership. the question is whether congress is equal to the challenge, ready with innovation, cooperation and leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, in a remote region of algeria at an oil and gas facility in the dark of night before the sun
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
americans. we will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge. we will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. the enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake america remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. we will defend our allies and our interests. we will show purpose without arrogance. we will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. and to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth. america, at its best, is compassionate. in the quiet of american conscience, we know that deep, persistent poverty is unworthy of our nation's promise. and whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault. abandonment and abuse are not acts of god, they are failures of love. and the proliferation of prisons, however necessary, is no substitute for hope and order in our souls. where there is suffering, there is duty. americans in need are not strangers, they are citizens, not problems,
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
defense secretary. so ken salazar stepping down from the administration. he will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to whether or not you support executive action on gun control measures. senator rand paul talked about this recently. he said that president obama is acting like a king. here's what he had to say. >> i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents but one that wants to infringe on the second amendment, we will fight tooth and nail and i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as him usurping the constitution, running roughshod over congress, and you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do that. host: that was representative rand paul. jerry, gun owner. what do you think? caller: good morning. how are you? i am not in favor of president obama's executive action against gun ownership. i mean, we were founded a right to bear arms. it shall not be infringed. i agree with rand paul. i believe we should leave it up to congress to have it out there and have that vote. it is to defend ourselves and d
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
to jail without due process or judicial process under the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. headwe have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do that, k
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
going to say, we're going to pay some bills and not others and boll bondholders and defense contractors and social security recipients? host: jodie on twitter asks -- guest: sure, there are administrative costs, social security and medicare. by the way, in terms of administrative costs better than any other -- the administrative costs are low. of course there are. there's always a need to have more efficiency. there is no excuse for tampering with the full faith and credit of this country. host: joe from houston, texas. republican caller. hi, joe. caller: how you doing? thank you for taking my call. i have a question for you. the president ran on, you know, raising taxes on the upper class. he raised taxes on 77% of us. let's not forget that. he also ran on for every dollar of revenue, he would have $3 in spending cuts? where are the spending cuts? host: i'll have the congressman respond to that. where are the spending cuts? guest: the president laid out in his press conference there have been $1.5 trillion in terms of spending cuts. the budget control that. and before that caps on appr
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 10:00am EST
campaigns promising to restore funds to the medicare program and increase defense spend big over $2 trillion over the next 10 years. that's $2.7 trillion additional in the two largest spending program. we do need an honest conversation about this. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: i yield myself 15 seconds, i ask unanimous consent to place in the record a letter from the executive office of the president that saysering and i quote, the administration would not oppose a short-term solution to the debt limit and looks forward to continuing to work with both the house and senate to increase certainty and stability for the economy. end quote. the speaker pro tempore: hearing no objection, so ordered. mr. camp: i reserve the plans of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman, mr. levin is recognized. mr. levin: i yield one minute to another member of our committee, mr. crowley. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. crowley: i thank the gentleman for yielding me this minute. the budget control act of 2011 sets the budg
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
--, defense and provide for the general welfare. host: to economic and work conditions and personalities of presidents of fact affect the inaugurations? guest: yes, all of the above. they are shaped by the times and we mentioned fdr in 1933 saying the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. here we were in the deaths of the great depression and the stock market had crashed in 1929 and 25% of people were out of work and we were rightly upset that we have an unemployment rate of 7.8% now but imagine 25% with people losing their homes and families split apart. the president speaking at a time like that or in a time of war, that is part and parcel of when they can rise to greatness. in addition to that, it is their personalities that come through. that is what we were saying earlier about president obama. he has a wonderful, a charismatic, warm personality that can reach out to people that's what we hope for today. guest: i think that is absolutely right. i was thinking about that when we talked about it earlier -- it is the time that presidents are giving their speech that is really the con
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am EST
burden on the people's ability to a firearm for self-defense. similarly, it applies to a restriction on high-capacity magazines, which we treat separately than an assault weapons ban. what a ban on the sale of high- capacity magazines, capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition be unconstitutional? i think it is a similar analysis. common use? , used for self-defense? it upheld the restriction on the sale of high-capacity magazines as well. yes, they are probably in common use. yes, there are millions and millions of these high-capacity magazines out there -- however, the court says self-defense typically does not require more than 10 rounds of ammunition. and there remains issues of fit, whether it substantially ferber's -- recent data suggest that the 1994 ban did have an impact, that the rate at which high- capacity magazines where recovered from crime and guns appears to have dropped considerably in the wake of that law and then increase to amass the glee -- dramatically after the law was expired. in my book "gunfight" i tried to show there is a long history and tradition
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00am EST
is the surest route to common good. as for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. our founding fathers faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for the expedience's sake. and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates from the justness of our cause the f
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Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
affairs secretary. the military, department of defense playing a big role in tomorrow's ceremony. guest: dwight eisenhower took very personally nixon's defeat. he said he knew how the condemned man felt, watching the scaffolding being built. host: people are talking about vice president biden in 2016. is that the measure of a successful presidency? guest: it is, but history argues that the last time that happened install martin van buren. arguably, americans were voting for a third reagan term albeit kinder and gentler. one of the problems for the first president bush was, he spent the first four years with the true reaganites looking over his shoulder. it complicated his political host: during his acceptance speech in 1988, he talked about a kinder, gentler nation, nancy reagan said, kinder or gentler than what? that is how the story goes. [laughter] a caller from hastings, england. welcome to the program. caller: the speech that in winston churchill made, i want to quote part of that. it relates to what the gentleman has just been talking about, technology. it said, "the stone age may
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Jan 21, 2013 5:30am EST
ability preserve, protect, and defense the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >>,, mr. chief justice,, so much. -- thank you mr. chief justice, thank you so much. i'd. -- i did it. >> on the eve of the presidential inauguration ceremony, president obama, vice- president biden, along with the first lady and jiabao -- joe biden attended the candlelight reception to think donors for their help in the 2012 campaign. he said the inauguration should remind americans of the role to promote the common good. from the national building museum in washington, this is about 25 minutes. >> good evening,. thank you so much for joining us tonight. more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you have shown us since we began this long journey together. we would not be here without your help. that means so much to me and jill. joe and i are thrilled. i know you feel the same way, to have barack obama as our president for another four years. [applause] and michelle as first lady. [applause] i may be a little biased,
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Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. it's now my pleasure to recognize the gentleman from illinois mr. enyart. mr. enyart: article 1, section 1, all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the united states, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives. mr. goodlatte: i now yield to the gentleman from michigan, mr. walberg. mr. walberg:section 2, the house of representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature. mr. goodlatte: i yield to the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa. mr. lamalfa:no person shall be a representative who shall not have attained to the age of 25 years and been seven years a citizen of the united states, and who sha
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. our founding fathers faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them .p for the expedientce's sake and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the ground this -- ground this -- grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communities on -- and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates from the justness of our cause the for
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Jan 21, 2013 1:00am EST
. i have had enough playing defense. enough. we have earned this at the table many times over. now it is our time to take our place at the head of the table. this was a mandate for women's leadership. our lives were under attack. our candidates ran and won across the country. our vote proved decisive in electing the president. now it is our turn to drive the conversation. [applause] nobody works harder to turn out women's voters and emily's list. nobody knows more about why they voted the way they did. they stood up not just to preserve the right to make their own health care decisions but to secure equal pay for equal work, it to protect medicare for seniors and to build an economy that works for the middle class. that is exactly what we should expect from washington. i am proud to say we have a president we can count on it. president obama has taken strong stands with women and families on health care, equality, economic security. he appointed two fantastic women to the united states supreme court. he chose his biggest rival to be his biggest partner on the world stage. we are so pr
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
knowledgeable sidry can compel the huge machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals. so let's secure liberty may prosper together. host: the comments of eisenhower in his farewell address. the washington times on the ed torle page t persist nt plague of washington waste. he writes -- host: christine is joining us from new york city. caller: good morning. i happen to love president eisenhower. i remember the jingles we used to sing when he was up for reelection. but about the role of government things have changed significantly since then and i think his words could be applied today with very good effect. and if you bear with me, i have a sentence or two that i quoted. may i read it? host: please do. caller: should any political party attempt to abollish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. there is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you can do these things, among them are h.l. hunt and a few other texas millionaires and an ockal business man from other are
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
our time -- not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. (applause) let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you, and may he forever bless these united states of america. (applause) [applause] [applause] [applause] >> at this time please me in welcoming recording artist calais clarkson company by the united states marine band. -- kelly clarkson. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> my country it is of the sweet land of liberty sing.e i san land where my father died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ ♪ suite freedoms' song. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ to thee we sing. ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [applause] >> wow! [laughter] our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco will share with us or is he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >>
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Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
hillary clinton. and the defense secretary. so ken salazar will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to whether or not you support executive action on gun- control measures. senator rand paul talked about this recently. he said that president obama is acting like a king. [video clip] >> i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents, but one that wants to infringe on the second amendment, we will fight tooth and nail. i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop them from usurping the constitution, running roughshod over congress. you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do this. host: that was banned all. jerry and san pedro, california. caller: how are you? i am not in favor of's president executive action against gun ownership. -- i'm not in favor of president obama's action against gun ownership. i support what rand paul said. people should be able to defend ourselves and defend our country against tyranny. i believe the founding fathers made that a key theme when they put that theythere
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
opposed to one that is gone. you also get two samples, so the defense can test it, and it is better evidence with respect to whether it's susceptible to challenge. you also might have someone who consents to a breath test, but because, as you pointed out, they're so drunk they can't give a good sample, like they say they'll provide a sample, but they really just can't. and then there's another case that is not the fact here, but something we would want the court to be careful about, which is driving under the influence of drugs. those do not show up on a breath test, but the police officers might have very good reason to believe that the person is under the influence, such that they might take a breath test and get a zero reading, but still want to take a warrantless blood test. so all the court needs to do to resolve this case is say where this person refused a breathalyzer -actually, the exact same facts of schmerber -- it was -it was reasonable for the police to say, we know this evidence is going away, we know it's going to be lost, maybe we can get a warrant quickly, maybe we c
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
strategy right now is to play rope-a-dope until 2014. i think we need to go on the defensive and stand on our presence pls. no spending happens unless it's approved by the house. and i think we need to be ready to stand firm on that. so i wouldn't take a defensive posture even though he's very bold in his statements yesterday. >> mr. labrador, we were lonely without you. >> it's good to be here. >> how many of you didn't listen but actually just read the president's speech? if you sit and read it on paper and try not to hear it in his voice but just read the words, it's in many ways i've heard that exact same speech dozens and dozens and dozens of times from hard left act vis. it sounded like every standardized left wing speech and if you start to dice it, ok, if you're after social justice trks -- social justice, a job, a growing economy, is social justice. not trying to manipulate a society, not trying to move toward a collectivist society. so there are fairly radical -- radically different visions of what creates social justice, what creates that opportunity. i think we as the conserva
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Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. we have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do that, keep your job and drink your tea. we are in the state of emergency. [laughte
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Jan 20, 2013 9:30pm EST
as dangerous as ever. i have had enough playing defense. enough. we have earned this at the table many times over. now it is our time to take our place at the head of the table. this was a mandate for women's leadership. our lives were under attack. our candidates ran and won across the country. our vote proved decisive in electing the president. now it is our turn to drive the conversation. [applause] nobody works harder to turn out women's voters and emily's list. nobody knows more about why they voted the way they did. they stood up not just to preserve the right to make their own health care decisions but to secure equal pay for equal work, it to protect medicare for seniors and to build an economy that works for the middle class. that is exactly what we should expect from washington. i am proud to say we have a president we can count on it. president obama has taken strong stands with women and families on health care, equality, economic security. he appointed two fantastic women to the united states supreme court. he chose his biggest rival to be his biggest partner on the w
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Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
occasion, although not required. in defense of chief justice roberts, he is not the first to get the words confused. william howard taft, who was a distinguished chief justice, swore in herbert hoover in 1929, and that ceremony was carried over the radio, and a little girl wrote in to justice taft and said you got the words wrong. that is not the order of the words. he wrote back and said i am sure that i got them right here at -- right. they played the tape, and found that he had reversed some of the words. the fact of the matter is it does not make a difference if the chief justice skips a word, or gets a word out of order. as i mentioned, the presidency in the 19th century, and even herbert hoover just said "i do ," and that is certainly appropriate as well. we moved down to washington, dc, where the first inauguration is taking place, and there is a change of party for the first time, from the federalists, who were more formal, to the new republicans, jeffersonian republicans, or the democratic republicans, who felt more than they were the party of the people. thomas jefferson wa
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
from the defense and also just to get some left side -- and we thought this would show everyone if the sequester went through that we could cut, and i believe if the sequester would have gone through, it would have cut about half of our current budget deficit on an annual basis and would have been remarkable, because i don't think it would have made a huge difference to anyone and i think people would think maybe we could cut as an experiment and set a tone for the rest of the world that the united states was serious in a different way about in a real way about our economy. and i'm amazed that people are so worried about retaining and 8%-9% max that means our government would have gone through and wouldn't have been a problem. people would not have seen any difference on a day-to-day basis. host: our previous caller mentioned algeria. there's a story out of the guardian in london talking about one man's experience. says a scottish man held hostage spoke of his relief of being rescued. and -- host: he added the algerian army's assistance has been fantastic. the topic that the house
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